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 Lay’amon,Lazar House or Lazaretto. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Layers-over for Meddlers.
 
Nothing that concerns you. A reproof to inquisitive children who want to know what a person is doing or making, when the person so engaged does not think proper to inform them. A “layer-over” is a whip or slap. And a “layer-over for meddlers” is a whip or chastise-for those who meddle with what does not concern them.   1
 


 Lay’amon,Lazar House or Lazaretto. 

 
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